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Moral hazard and Risk Speading in Partnerships

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  • Gaynor, M.
  • Gertler, P.

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Partnerships provide a classic of tradoff between risk spreading and moral hazard. The degree to which firms choose to spread risk and sacrifice efficiency incentive s depends upon risk preferences, for which data are typically unavailable. We use a unique dataset on medical group practice to investigate this tradoff.

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  • Gaynor, M. & Gertler, P., 1996. "Moral hazard and Risk Speading in Partnerships," Papers 96-09, RAND - Reprint Series.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randrs:96-09
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    Keywords

    RISK; HEALTH INSURANCE;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies

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